Wikipedia synopsis - Little Einsteins features four children (two boys and two girls) — Leo, June, Quincy, and Annie — along with their intelligent and transformable space/air/water-craft, "Rocket". In each episode they embark on an adventure (or "mission") to solve some problem or help a new friend. These missions take them to far-flung locations including foreign countries and "extreme" environments such as Antarctica, underwater, or outer space. In some episodes, Rocket's nemesis "Big Jet" tries to steal something from them or beat them to a goal. The characters' respective talents and participation of the audience are required to surmount various obstacles to completing the mission. Each episode concludes with a "curtain call" crediting the team members, ancillary characters, and reviewing the featured art and music selections.
Mission is the language used on the show and on the Little Einstein's webpages. What made me look any of this up was the appearance of Big Jet.
Here's a screencapture for a game called The Great Sky Race.
As an aside, you'll notice that Big Jet is shown in this image with a persistant contrail that appears to be creating a cloud. Hmmm...
From the Episode Guide on TV.com:
[url=http://www.tv.com/little-einsteins/show/49420/episode.html]19. Season 1, Ep 19: O Yes, O Yes, It's Springtime
The gang travels to the Netherlands so that Quincy can plant his friend Baby Tulip, until Big Jet uses his new machine: A season machine to interfere with the kids Springtime.
Will the kids stop Big Jet from ruining Springtime?
Here's a complete list of Little Einsteins episodes via Wikipedia.
What struck me about Big Jet when I saw it on the show was that it was rendered in a completely different style than any of the other graphics on the show.
Big Jet is a realistic depiction of an F-something or other or at least much mroe realistic than the rest of the graphics.
Wikipedia article on Little Einsteins wrote:Big Jet is the airborne nemesis of Rocket and the Little Einsteins. It is not known whether anyone pilots him, or if he has his own free will. Big Jet has been known to ruin parties, and steal things to keep for himself. Big Jet doesn't like springtime, owing to his being allergic to flowers, as seen in the episode "Oh Yes, Oh Yes, it's Springtime". He also hates losing. Big Jet is a F-14 Tomcat- like jet.
Wikipedia article on Little Einsteins wrote:Little Einsteins was designed to teach the target demographic art and music appreciation by integrating famous or culturally significant art works (usually, but not exclusively, paintings) and classical music (most typically from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods) into the scenery, plot, and soundtrack of each episode. The show is also designed to encourage viewer interaction (such as patting their legs, gesturing, or singing along to help the characters succeed on their "mission").
Great. So harried parents run absolutely ragged can sit junior down in front of the tube or the computer, steal a few moments of their life back for something else, and feel good about it because junior is soaking up a little culture (along with an affinity for F-14 Tomcat - like jets. Or is that aversion? Big Jet really is kind of ominous in the show. Of course when I was a kid that would have only made Big Jet cooler).
I googled Disney Channel. http://home.disney.go.com/tv/ From that page I clicked on Phineas and Ferb
Clicking on the games tab brings you Here
Here's a screenshot
Never mind Agent P's Hideout Spy Simulation for the moment.
When I saw the Spot the Diff game I was instantly reminded of a similar game on the ...'s webpages for kids. I won't post a link to the ...'s website here, but google ... for kids and the first result on the first page will take you right there.
There's a tab for K-5th grade.
Here's the instruction page for their Photo Analysis challenge.
Put your visual senses to the test. Compare two identical-looking street scenes and find the differences between them. Some are easy to find. Others are far more difficult. Just click on a found difference in either image to see if you are correct.
Here's the instruction page for the Phineas and Ferb game Spot the Diff